Bargoed, The Colliery And Aberbargoed Tip c.1955

Photo ref: B300026

Memories of Bargoed


I was born in Caerphilly Miners Hospital in August 1969 but I grew up in a property called Gladstone Villa with my mother and my grandparents. The property was a council one and it was split into four flats; we lived above the Thomas's at 1a. Mr Beer lived on the other side and would have his motorbike parked on the (...Read full memory)

Born on the 15th April 1950 in my grandparents front room in Bristol Terrace I didn't realize until now what we had in those " good old days". I am a self made millionaire but I would trade all what I have now for those wonderful days of living in the Rhymney valley . Memories you ask for and here are just some of (...Read full memory)

I started at South Bargoed Infants School in Park Crescent in Bargoed in September 1973. It was just a two minute walk away from where I lived at Gladstone Villa in Cardiff Road. Mrs Owen was the head mistress and I remember one of my first teachers, Mrs Jean Morgan. I also remember Mrs Vera Davies, sadly she died in (...Read full memory)

My father, Tom Wesley Upjohn (1921-1995) also remembered going across the road to the farm for a jug of milk and sometimes eggs . He died more than 20 years ago but a few months ago I heard he may have fathered a boy before he married my mother. He and his family lived in John street. He became a submariner in the second (...Read full memory)

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